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Legal Separation Attorney in Clearwater

Helping You Understand Legal Separation in Florida

Separated CoupleThere are no provisions in the Florida statutes that allow for a legal separation. However, the law does allow for the awarding of alimony to spouses who no longer enjoy their previous standard of living and for child support to the parent who has primary custody of the children.

These details are typically agreed upon in a postnuptial agreement, which serves as the only real legal form of separation for the spouses. To aid in the drafting of a postnuptial agreement and to make sure that your best interests are safeguarded, you need the competence of our Clearwater legal separation lawyer. Connie Stephens, our legal separation attorney in Clearwater can defend your position and assets with her extensive knowledge of family law.

Contact Connie R. Stephens, P.A. at (727) 205-0770 for aggressive representation you can count on.

Grounds for a Legal Separation in Florida

There are several reasons a couple may choose to become legally separated, including:

  • The couple is hopeful that the marriage is not over, but wish to protect themselves in the event of a divorce
  • The couple wishes to lessen the effect that a divorce would have on their children
  • Religious beliefs keep the couple from divorcing
  • Avoiding the complications of a military divorce
  • Divorce just simply is not an option

Protect Yourself & Your Children with a Postnuptial Agreement

A postnuptial agreement is a legally binding contract between spouses that defines the outcome of their separation. It addresses child custody and timesharing, child support, the marital home, alimony, division of assets, and allocation of debt. It also determines what would occur if one spouse violated the agreement and what the repercussions would be. Although you and your spouse can draft your own postnuptial agreement, it is advised that you seek the guidance of our seasoned family law attorney in Clearwater. This is so your rights are protected and to make sure that the agreement is appropriate and legally binding. Note that even though you may agree with your spouse on the topic of child support, Florida family court judges have the final say in determining how much support is awarded.

Connie Stephens Is Backed by Experience & Skill

Our Clearwater legal separation lawyer is trained and certified to practice collaborative law. Her mediation and negation skills have proven to be invaluable to her clients who are attempting to solidify an agreement with their spouses. She has been named as one of Tampa Bay Magazine’s top lawyers and has 30+ years of experience as an advocate of the law.

Call the office of Connie R. Stephens, P.A. at (727) 205-0770 for a professional Clearwater legal separation attorney to direct you through the process.

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